Naval Surface Warfare Center/Port Hueneme Division (Port Hueneme, CA)

Naval Surface Warfare Center

Program Dates: TBD

Only US Citizens will be considered.  Dual Citizens are not eligible. 


You must be 18 or older to participate.

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) – Surface and Undersea Warfare Centers are the Navy’s full-spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support centers for ship hull, submarines, mechanical and electrical systems, surface ship combat systems, undersea warfare systems/countermeasures, coastal warfare systems, autonomous naval systems, and other offensive and defensive systems associated with surface and undersea warfare. With locations all over our nation, the main divisions, sites, and satellite installations play a key role in helping the Navy maintain its vital operations and services in pursuit of its mission--defending our country.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) maintains technical expertise at locations across the United States:  Engineering and Logistics at Port Hueneme, California; Search Radar Engineering at Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Live Fire Testing at White Sands, New Mexico.  NSWC PHD is recognized as the Navy’s Center of Excellence for In-Service Engineering, Test and Evaluation, System Integration and Integrated Logistics Support for surface warfare combat and weapon systems.  Since its inception in 1963, NSWC PHD has been supporting the combat and weapon systems of the fleet by providing highly skilled personnel and state-of-the-art facilities to lead the development and support of Navy surface ship warfare systems throughout their life cycles.  With over 2800 engineers, logistician, technical personal, and contractors, NSWC PHD has worked directly with fleet sailors in the maintenance, operations and training of their combat and weapons systems.

In-Service Engineering: As the U.S. Navy’s surface weapon combat system In-service Engineering Agent, NSWC PHD conducts design reviews, system integration, test and evaluation, performance analysis, software support, and installation planning and execution for the development and acquisition of new systems, the continuing spiral development of existing  weapon systems, and the support of legacy weapon systems. NSWC PHD provides systems engineering services and analysis to support ship combat system integration and Fleet implementation. NSWC PHD also develops training curriculum and technology solutions to improve human performance effectiveness, develops system documentation and procedures, operational employment guidance, remote monitoring capability, maintenance plans, tactical computer programs and availability enhancements  NSWC PHD is focusing its technical capabilities on Next Generation In-Service Engineering, which involves direct connectivity to the Fleet on a global basis and the immediate availability of round-the-clock access to products, services, and Fleet support capabilities.  Next Generation In-Service Engineering will support predictive system failure, remote diagnostics, and corrective action via real-time, networked communication. 

Test and Evaluation:  NSWC PHD provides support, coordination and leadership during the test operation planning phase for combat, weapon and launching systems.  Test operation planning requires the development of test objectives mapped to higher level requirements.  Scenarios are then developed for a test event based on approved test objectives, weapon availability, asset availability, range, etc. Modeling & Simulation is then conducted to verify scenario requirements can be met.  The Planning phase also includes test plan development which requires identifying all necessary test resources, facilities, personnel, material, procedures, scenarios, and test parameters for executing an event. 

Integrated Logistics: In addition to In-Service Engineering and Test & Evaluation, NSWC PHD is responsible for providing leadership required to meet present and future Fleet mission requirements in the logistics arena for the Combat and Weapon Systems they support.  This consists of conducting logistical analysis to identify and assess new requirements, processes, and technologies to enhance system supportability.  NSWC PHD serves as an advocate for the Fleet, interfacing with the Navy's logistics community, industry, and other government activities to develop, assess, and improve comprehensive and meaningful logistics metrics for quality, cost, and timeliness of logistics products and services delivered to the Fleet.

Majors of interest to NSWC PHD: Electrical Engineers, Computer Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and Computer Scientists. A limited number of civil engineering positions may be offered.